Thursday, 14 August 2008

Stop in the Name of Love

13th May- 19th October 2008
Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington

Exhibition opening times
Daily 10.00-17.30(last ticket sold 16.45, last entry 17.00)Fridays 10.00-21.30(last ticket sold 20.45, last entry 21.00)
Advance telephone and online booking
By phone on +44 (0)870 906 3883 (more than 48 hours prior to visit only)£5.90 adults, senior citizens, full time students, ES40 holdersIncludes booking fee per ticketOnline booking £5 adults, senior citizens, full time students, ES40 holdersPlus £1 handling charge per transaction

In person at the V&A – in advance or on day of visit
£5 adults, senior citizens, full time students, ES40 holdersNo handling charge or booking fee
Concessions, Groups and Member Rates
Half price tickets for Art Fund and D&AD members. Free to under 18s, disabled people and up to two carers, V&A Members and Patrons and pre-booked educational groups

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the V&A and oh what a treat it was.

The current exhibition 'The Story of the Supremes from the Mary Wilson Collection' combines the history of the ladies (which included the very talented Miss Ross, Diana Ross for you youngsters), with the socio-political struggles of the African American community (principally the Civil Rights Movement).

The exhibition had me glued from the minute I stepped foot inside it. Welcomed by bejewelled gowns, and stunning images of the times, all the while familiar hits like 'you cant hurry love' played in the background. If I wasn't glued to Martin Luther King declaring his 'dream' I was shimmying through the walk ways trying not to break into a dance routine.

It was clearly portrayed that not only was this a talented, record holding group but this was a talented Black Female group who at such a heightened time in race relations, found there way into the hearts and homes of White America. There stand may have not been in the street but it was just as hard and broke barriers that entertainers today should definitely be grateful for.

One great thing about this exhibition is that (unlike most), it does allow (flash-less) photography and if like me you are a sucker for a good dress and have a great tailor then get over there and start snapping!

I would include my pics but i dont want any copying going on, lol. No, I just havent been able to upload them to my computer. Will do sometime over the weekend!

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